Whiskey Open Proficiency Program (Single Round)

Whiskey Open Proficiency Program (Single Round)

The Whisky Open Proficiency Program is designed to train, enhance and maintain your whisky sensory abilities. Enrol onto our single round program to trial our TVS platform and learn more about your current sensory ability.

£350 GBP

We ship globally – shipping costs may apply depending on your region

Minimum Order: £275

The Whiskey Open Proficiency Program is designed to train, enhance and maintain your whisky sensory abilities.

Single Round Annual Program
No of Rounds 1 4
Cost per round £350 £288.75
TVS Access Limited Full
Certification No Yes
Proficiency Test In/Out In/Out
Subscription Pay as you go Annual subscription

Round 1 only – shipped on order confirmation

Some of the benefits of joining The Whisky Open Proficiency Program are:
– Reduce risk of undesirable product release
– Sensory feedback from across whole organisation or distillery
– Reduced specialised sensory training costs for panelist
– Learn strengths and weaknesses to hone skills accordingly
– Encourages staff retention and attracts new talent
– Improves product awareness

Proficiency is the next step after you’re trained to recognise the 14 flavours included in the scheme (available to purchase from our online store). As well as the Control sample, the program also features the following flavours:

– Buttery (Diacetyl)
– Butyric
– Cereal/Malty (Malty-biscuity)
– Coconut (Whisky Lactone)
– Floral (Geraniol)
– Fruity/Estery (Isoamyl acetate)
– Green/Grassy (Acetaldehyde)
– Musty
– Medicinal
– Smoky
– Spicy
– Vanilla
– Sulphury/Rotten Vegetable
– Sulphury/Rubbery (Leathery)

The Whisky Open Proficiency Program (single round) involves 1 calibration pack shipped following order confirmation. The testing pack will be IN / OUT scheme, which tests the ability to identify defects outside of product quality specification.

Once the tasting is complete, you need to log your results on our Whisky Open Proficiency Program TVS2 platform which you will only have limited access to. Full access will only be granted to annual subscription holders to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and hone skills to track improvement over time. The Whisky Open Proficiency Program engine is mobile friendly and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Certification is only received for the annual subscription program.

Enhance your knowledge and appreciation of whisky while developing your sensory skills and expanding your tasting experience with the Whisky Open Proficiency Program

Order your Whisky Open Proficiency Program today and take the first step towards becoming a whiskey expert!

FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Standards

Only Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards provide sufficient quality for professional sensory panels to train and validate with.

We produce encapsulated GMP (Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice) Flavour Standards that are safe to both smell and drink. The compounds within our capsules impart the aroma, taste and mouthfeel of a specific defect or positive flavour into a beverage for the purposes of taster training, calibration and quality control.

Our individual flavour GMP Flavour Standards are sold by flavour, each flavour pack contains 5 capsules, each separately blister packaged. Our sensory kits contain a mixture of flavours, each separately blister packaged, read the product description for flavour details.

We ship globally, and have over 20 years of experience at it. Our GMP Pharmaceutical Flavour Standards are produced to the highest standards, and as such, their shelf-life is strong and their quality consistent.

FlavorActiV’s flavour centre is the world’s only pharmaceutically run facility dedicated to the production of flavour reference standards. The Flavour Centre is a state-of-the-art facility housed within the campus of world-renowned Quay Pharma near Liverpool in the U.K.

The Flavour Centre was designed by FlavorActiV from the ground up at the direct request of global customers as they looked to move away from inferior food grade ‘certified flavour standards’ to GMP Pharma, a standard that ensures safe, stable, traceable, consistent and long shelf-life products.

All FlavorActiV’s industry-leading encapsulated flavour standards are manufactured following GMP at our Flavour Centre. All aspects of manufacture are overseen by Quay Pharma who are audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory agency (MHRA). We also welcome customer audits.

Only FlavorActiV GMP flavour standard capsules bear our mark of authenticity.

We brand each of our capsules so that our customers know they’re getting the Pharmaceutical GMP Quality that only FlavorActiV provide.

Industry leading packaging and shelf-life

FlavorActiV flavour standards are blister packaged, which extends shelf-life and protects capsules from potential contamination. The average shelf-life of FlavorActiV flavour standards is 18 months to 4 years, depending on the flavour compounds.

We will never ship in pots or plastic packaging, here’s why…

Blister packaging protects capsules from the environment until they are ready for use. Blister packaging greatly reduces the amount of headspace for possible flavour escape. As each capsule individually blister packaged, making use of one capsule still leaves all others protected. FlavorActiV Flavour Standard packaging is 100% recyclable, as opposed to polypropylene which is not widely recycled.

Pots are semi-porous, they allow molecules to pass through and flavour to be lost, their significant headspace also adds to substantial flavour escape as a gas, even when using just one capsule all those remaining in the pot are exposed.

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